Textile art and handmade felt designs from Berlin
The art of feltmaking - an ancient craft

Felting is one of the most ancient textile techniques and most probably has its origins with Central Asian nomadic tribes.

They used wool to produce clothing and all kind of household items such as bags, blankets, carpets, tents and even warriors' shields and breastplates. Centuries later, the craft found its way to Europe, but lost importance again. Only in the last decades, artists and designers have re-discovered the qualities of this simple but efficient archaic technique.

Felt can be made easily and without special equipment: staples of wool are spread in several layers and consequently treated with warm water and soap until the fibers mingle and shrink to form a piece of fabric. The wet wool may as well be moulded into 3-dimensional, seamless objects.

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